SECURITY RIVALRY

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 12:32 PM

All's fair in love, war and the Olympics? Not quite.

A security guard is under investigation after he allegedly spat at a military worker during an Olympic event and hurled verbal abuse at him for his service in Afghanistan.

Adam Mynott, a spokesman for the private security contractor G4S, confirmed the incident Monday. He said an investigation was pending and the guard had not yet been suspended.

He said the circumstances of the fracas weren't clear, including whether the guard was Muslim. G4S came under fire this month after admitting a shortfall of security guards for the Olympics — an admission that forced the military to provide thousands of extra military personnel.

— Paisley Dodds — Twitter http://twitter.com/paisleydodds

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